Sokuji Zendo - Bemidji MN

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The Six Paramitas

Paramita is often translated as perfection, or something of the highest order for which we should strive.  It is also often translated as that which goes beyond, or a vehicle which can transport us to the other side, a means to cross over samsara into enlightenment, a way to transcend suffering and delusion.


 SanskritPronunciation  English
 Dana DAH-nuh Generosity
 Sila SHEE-luh Ethics and Morality
 Kshanti kuh-SHAHN-tee Patience
 Virya VEER-yuh Heroic Perseverance
 Dhyana die-YAH-nuh Meditation
 Prajna PRAHJ-nyuh Wisdom



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